Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced this week the sales tax receipts for September. The numbers were mixed for the municipalities in Orange County with some showing increases while others had decreases.
Pinehurst had the largest percentage increase for the month with $58,924.70 in sales tax receipts, an increase of 53.74 percent of last year’s totals. Pinehurst has shown a 7.43 percent increase for the year to date.
Bridge City showed an increase of 29.24 percent for the month with $172,186.17 in sales tax. Bridge City has a 10.41 percent increase for 2020.
The City of Orange had a good month with $438,145.44 in sales tax for the month which is a 12.09 percent increase over last September. Orange is 9.63 percent in the positive for the year.
Both Vidor and West Orange showed negative returns for sales tax in September. Vidor was down 2.51 percent with $253,173.19 for the month, but is still 9.69 percent in the black for the year. West Orange had $92,905.24 in sales tax receipts which was down 8.58 percent for the same month last year. West Orange has shown a 2.50 percent increase for this year.
Orange County had a good month with $463,639.29 in sales taxes. That is a 14.6 percent increase. For the year Orange County has a 7.87 percent increase over last year.
-Dan Perrine, KOGT-